Here is the really pertinent quote from Matthews.
Lott: "By the way if you don't have these delays you end up with the stimulus bill, nobody read, nobody knew what was in it. It raises spending, it's gonna raise taxes, it's gonna wind up cuttin' defense. This is good?
Matthews: Well, it's better than what your crowd left us with. We got the DOW dropping down to 6000, based on the economic policies of the last 8 years. I wouldn't brag.